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UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 23, 2013.
By United Press International
'Footloose,' 'Airplane!' casts to reunite

'Footloose,' 'Airplane!' casts to reunite

NEW YORK, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- The casts of the classic 1980s movies "The Big Chill," "Footloose" and "Airplane!" are scheduled to reunite on the "Today" show in New York, NBC said Friday.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007.
By United Press International

Tomlin won't write off 'Companion' Lohan

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Veteran Hollywood actresses Lily Tomlin and Mary Kay Place said they are rooting for troubled starlet Lindsay Lohan to make a comeback.

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Today is Saturday, Sept. 23, the 266th day of 2006 with 99 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Sept. 23, the 266th day of 2005 with 99 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Sept. 23, the 267th day of 2004 with 99 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Sept. 23, the 266th day of 2003 with 99 to follow.
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Today is Monday, Sept. 23, the 266th day of 2002 with 99 to follow. This is the first day of fall.
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Mary Kay Place
Mary Kay Place arrives for the premiere of her new movie "Lonesome Jim" at the Clearview Chelsea Cinemas in New York on March 21, 2006. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Mary Kay Place (born September 23, 1947) is an American actress, singer, director and screen writer.

Place was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the daughter of Bradley E. Place. She graduated from Nathan Hale High School and the University of Tulsa, where her father was an art professor and where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, with a speech degree. Place moved to Hollywood with aspirations of becoming an actress and writer. She was hired for The Tim Conway Comedy Hour in the 1970s as a production assistant to both Conway and producer Norman Lear. It was Conway who gave her her first on-camera break, while it was Lear who saw to it that Place received her first writing credit on his subsequent All in the Family. Her appearance on one of the All in the Family episodes as one of Gloria’s buddies, is memorable. On the episode, she sang “If Communism Comes Knocking on Your Door, Don’t Answer It.”

Lear then cast her in the role of would-be country and western star Loretta Haggers on the satirical soap opera Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (1976 – 1977). She won an Emmy Award for her work as Loretta, and was later nominated for a Grammy Award for her spin-off musical album Tonite! At the Capri Lounge Loretta Haggers. Place wrote two of the songs on Tonite!: “Vitamin L” and “Baby Boy,” both of which she sang on the program as Loretta. Both showed that she knew how to capitalize on the character’s personality and comic effects.

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